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We’re getting closer to the theater release of “There Be Dragons.” Have I mentioned that before? We’d love to see it in mid Missouri but so far no theater has it scheduled. That doesn’t mean we’re not trying though.

My wife and business partner had the opportunity today to speak with Paul Lauer, CEO, Motive Entertainment, the promotional company for the movie. Paul’s company also did the promotion for the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ.”

Paul says the movie is an “epic adventure.” He describes the main characters that include the saint, Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. He says opening week plans include being on hundreds of screens nationwide with reactions being very high in the faith community. Critics reactions have been mixed but he says that was true with the Mel Gibson movie too. Pauls says that Director Roland Joffe at first planned to turn down the movie but after seeing a dvd of St. Josemaria talking to a group of people he changed his mind. He doesn’t think we’ve ever had a movie with a canonized saint shown in such a “genuinely human portrayal.”

Tthe movie does a very good job of showing the character of Opus Dei, the Work of God, according to Paul and people I know who have seen a screening of the movie. Paul explains exactly how that comes across in his interview with Cindy. It’s all about living holiness in the everyday life we all have to live through. I can’t wait to see it!

You can listen to the interview here: Paul Lauer Interview

There Be Dragons Released This Week

It’s just about time. This weekend is the official release of There Be Dragons, the movie. I saw some preview scenes while on retreat this past weekend and can’t wait to see it. We’re working on a local theater to bring it to mid Missouri. Still have work to do apparently.

There Be Dragons New Years Sweepstakes

There Be Dragons SweepstakesIf you’re interested in seeing “There Be Dragons” which is scheduled for a May release then enter a sweepstakes contest for tickets and other prizes. You can find the entry on Facebook.

Grand Prize Winner will receive:

* One (1) $500 Apple Gift Card, and
* Two (2) tickets to see There Be Dragons in theaters May 2011
* BONUS: Ten (10) tickets to give to friends to see There Be Dragons in theaters May 2011. (Note: The 10 Bonus tickets will be distributed to the friends you request. The friends MUST also sign up to enter-to-win in order to become eligible to receive these tickets, so spread the word to your friends.)

The Second Prize Winner will receive:

* One (1) Kindle 3G loaded with two books by Josemaria Escriva, and
* Two (2) tickets to see There Be Dragons in theaters May 2011.

The Third Prize Winner will receive:

* One (1) $100 Apple Gift Card, and
* Two (2) tickets to see There Be Dragons in theaters May 2011.

Prize Eligibility
Only persons who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Sweepstakes Starts
December 20, 2010 @ 12:01 pm (PST)
Sweepstakes Ends
January 31, 2011 @ 12:01 pm (PST)

Looking Ahead To There Be Dragons

We’re getting closer to the release of the movie, “There Be Dragons.” This is the movie poster. It sure looks like it will be a good one.

Roland Joffe, the director who brought us the highly acclaimed and deeply spiritual film The Mission has returned to his roots with the epic movie There Be Dragons, a powerful story of war, tragedy, love and redemption. Featured in the NY Times, the $35 million Dragons is rated PG-13 and planned for release in theaters worldwide in Spring, 2011. Set during the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War (early 1900s), Dragons tells the story of two childhood friends who become separated during the political conflict to find themselves on opposite sides as war erupts. One chooses the path of peace and becomes a priest while the other chooses the life of a soldier driven by jealousy and revenge. Each will struggle to find the power of forgiveness over the forces that tore their lives and friendship apart.

Trailer For There Be Dragons

In case you haven’t seen the trailer yet for There Be Dragons I found it on YouTube. The movie about the life of St. Josemaria Escriva is still due out in early 2011.

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